Category: winter

Any dish that involves vegetables floating in a pool of cheese makes me excited.  And I’ve been trying to find time to share this Cauliflower and Kale Au Gratin with you for weeks now. In years past, the days between Thanksgiving and Christmas have been slow for me and Plan to Plate.  Since I typically […]

Well, hello there, friends!  It’s a beautiful Thursday afternoon, and I am thankful to be back in flip flops and tank tops!  That cold snap was scary- for my body and my mind.  I was concerned that all the vegetables in the ground, trying to grow into something wonderful, would be squashed by dropping temperatures.  […]

Hey, Y’all!  I’m going to bite my tongue while I say this, but I think the warm weather is here to stay.  I could not be more pleased.  Writing on my porch, listening to birds sing and watching squirrels compete in ever-changing obstacle course challenges is definitely on my list of favorite ways to spend […]

Last week, one of my clients hosted a dinner at her house for ten women.  She asked me if I would be able to cook a meal to accommodate one of her guests who is currently on a cleansing diet- avoiding all processed sugars and grains.  It seems that a lot of folks these days […]

Well, it is just a smashingly beautiful day in Decatur!  The sun is shining, the sky is blue, and our windows are wide open.  It’s a perfect day for a little Spring Cleaning and some intermittent cooking.  We’re having a couple of friends over tonight to watch The Walking Dead, so I whipped up a […]

On a grey, chilly day like today, I long for the beach and the warmth of the sun.  A few weeks ago, we were lucky enough to soak up both for a glorious four days. Aahhh.   I can almost transport myself back there.  Almost. Adam and I don’t get to travel much at this stage […]

The week of candy hearts, long stemmed red roses, and fluffy bears holding chocolates, is coming to an end.  Thankfully, my husband knows me well.  While I was finishing cooking for my clients on Tuesday evening, he walked through the door holding stargazer lilies and hot pink alstroemeria, along with a card – on which […]

Happy Valentine’s Day to you!  Thought I’d share something pretty and red. These beautiful red peppers are stuffed with a couscous salad and topped with a mixture of low fat Greek yogurt and egg.  I think the presentation is so much more pleasing to the eye than the traditional stuffed peppers that stand straight up, […]

I am declaring this day the first day of the new year.   January 2012 was supposed to offer fresh starts, new beginnings, and soaring levels of motivation and productivity.  Instead, I found myself kicking off the year hugging friends as they dealt with loss and illness.  I spent weekends in funeral homes and emergency rooms, […]

Hello, friends!  It’s been quite a while since I’ve written, and lots has happened over the past few weeks in my life- and I’m sure the same goes for you.  I hope you’ve enjoyed laughter, hugs and happy moments with your favorite people during this very special time of year.  As Adam disassembles our tree […]